For the last several years, the Library Board and staff have been planning for the remodel project of the Ottawa Street Branch, and the time to unveil it is finally (almost!) here. Please save the date for September 24, 2022, when we will host our Grand Reopening Community Event at the Ottawa Street Branch to... Continue Reading →
Our building renovation is really coming together as we continue through Week 13 of Phase 3 of construction. This week, we are awaiting the arrival of shelving and furniture. Once that furniture is here and assembled, our Adult Services materials will be moved to their first level home and reintegrated. The Burnham Room upstairs will... Continue Reading →
The Joliet Public Library is excited to announce that funding for Project Burnham from the Rebuild Illinois Community Development Initiative grant has been partially received and will be paid to the City of Joliet. The grant money will be received in full when the project is complete in the fall. The total amount of $6.3... Continue Reading →
Our children's area has been completely renewed---and moved to the second level! Children enjoy the same access to literacy, with different sensory activities added to the mix. They can play at our light up wall, read in our reading nooks, discover the foam pit, enjoy programming in our new program rooms and so much more.... Continue Reading →
The Joliet Public Library will be closed on February 2 due to severe winter weather. But our Virtual Branch is ALWAYS open! Check out our website to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, stream music and movies and more! Check out our Digital Resources page for more info: https://www.jolietlibrary.org/en/digital-resources/areas-of-interest
It's here! The Joliet Public Library mobile app is a simple and convenient way to connect with your library. Download the free Joliet Public Library app in the Google Play or App Store. From there, you can find your next library read, search the catalog, browse eResources and databases, access your virtual library card for... Continue Reading →
We read your messages and your comments. We love your enthusiasm for this event...and we realize it can't come to an end. Save the date: June 4, 2022: Star Wars Day 11, downtown Joliet We will be looking for volunteers down the line to help make the event a success! Check this page for updates.
JOLIET- The Joliet Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced the three large meeting rooms at the Black Road Branch will be named after former Executive Director, James (Jim) R. Johnston. The Board also passed a new Naming Rights Policy to recognize those who have supported the Library through financial contributions or outstanding service. “We... Continue Reading →